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Bellamar Caves

Matanzas, Cuba
+53 5 2634648
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Good chance to see how they manage a natural resource.

The cave was originally discovered, like most, by accident, when a worker lost a valuable tool in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JohnInItaly
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Santa Cruz, California
Got to be seen

Very nice cave with lot of crystals. It takes about 45 minutes to go around. Make sure you wear a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Woody992
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Matanzas, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cave was originally discovered, like most, by accident, when a worker lost a valuable tool in a small hole in the ground and then discovered a huge cavern when they opened the hole a bit. Also typical, original visitors were allowed to break off...More

1  Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice cave with lot of crystals. It takes about 45 minutes to go around. Make sure you wear a shoe to go down as it is a bit muddy and slippery in parts.

1  Thank Woody992
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I quite enjoyed touring the Bellamar Caves. A series of stairs lead into the massive caves. Inside the caves are beautiful crystals, stalagmites, stalactites and columns. Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. The tour of the caves lasts approximately 45 minutes.

1  Thank Roch65
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Only 5 cuc. We did not pay extra to use her cell phones to take pictures. We're pretty thrifty so we figured we could find pictures on Google. The walk inside the cave is quite long which is nice because cave tours to me always...More

Thank howwitzer
Reviewed 25 June 2017

There is a long series of steep steps to enter the caves so wear good shoes. We have visited many cave systems around the world and were disappointed by the damage that has been and continues to be done by visitors to this cave.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 19 June 2017

These caves are a must see - there's an hour long guided tour! Alfredo explained everything in English and even took photos for us! The descent is 50m via stairs. Make sure to wear decent shoes as it can be a bit slippy in points.

Thank Mark7062
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There are some really spectacular elements in these caves. Unfortunately they were opened to tourists long before anyone knew how to protect them, and a lot of the beauty is marred - you can see where past tourists have broken the formations or discoloured them...More

1  Thank mikerutherford
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This turned out to be a bit of a money grab. After paying admission we had to pay $5 per camera too and leave my purse locked in a wooden locker in the entry hall. Wasn't too keen on that however I do understand why...More

1  Thank 2sweet4umarie
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Ok. It's not Carlsbad Caverns but if you are going to Mantanzas you might as well throw this in. Our guide figured it would take 20 minutes. It took an hour and a half because there were about 20 people with little kids who constantly...More

2  Thank truegrit44
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Guided walks with a small group in these beautiful underground passageways. A must see if: you are not a fall risk and have no respiratory issues.

1  Thank Christine J
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me_nayeli
1 February 2017|
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Response from slaustin2016 | Reviewed this property |
I don't have the exact times here, but I think something like at least 10-4 would be a pretty good guess. We went early afternoon.
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Kori23
23 December 2016|
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Response from Melinda R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they had a whole class full of kids that age visiting the caves. I'm not sure how interested they would be. I guess it depends on the individual child. It's a lot of stairs and walking.
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babaSouth
29 March 2016|
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Response from oaxaca2 | Reviewed this property |
I am unaware of the exact distance from Jibacoa, however in Cuba the roads are in a poor state of repair, driving is at a lower speed than expected and directions are not so easy to obtain So whatever it should take, it will... More
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